Mess Around Downtown: March 31, 2010


Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!

Libraries and wine bars and pies! Oh my! Greenmarkets galore, too. Below you’ll find additions to the Downtown Directory this past week. Don’t be afraid to e-mail me at to let me know about new retailers and changes to existing ones. Thanks.


Battery Park City Library 175 North End Ave.: 212-790-3499

Congrats to the Battery Park City community for building the first green LEED-certified New York Public Library. From what I gathered on my visit, the kids are loving this new knowledge center. The space is filled with natural light and creative architecture. There are 36 computers for the public to use and plenty of work space with plug-ins on the table tops. With so many families in BPC these days, it’s only natural that this branch boasts a fantastic kids section. There are plenty of DVD’s, novels and non-fiction items for adults and teenagers too. Check out their Web site for upcoming events.


Vox NY – 33 Peck Slip: 212-766-6600 ext: 2105

This little wine bar is the newest addition to the Seaport scene. Stop in for a glass of vino or a microbrewed beer.


The Little Pie Company 295 Greenwich St.: 212-748-5290

Mmmmmm. Pie. Sour Cream Apple Walnut. Southern Pecan. New York Cheesecake. Key Lime. This neighborhood bakery also ships to anywhere in the U.S.A. Mmmmmm. Pie.


The Greenmarkets of Lower Manhattan

There are many Grow NYC greenmarkets to choose from down here these days. Downtowners won’t have any trouble eating well this season while supporting the local farmers that provide us with organic veggies, baked goods, maple syrup, pies, artisan cheeses, honey, live plants, fresh meat and more.

-The Zuccotti Park Greenmarket

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-6pm, from April through December.

-The Bowling Green Greenmarket

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-5pm year round.

-The Staten Island Ferry Terminal Greenmarket

Open Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am-7pm year round.

-The City Hall Greenmarket

Open Tuesdays and Fridays 8am-5pm, from June through November. Located at Broadway and Chambers.

The Tribeca Greenmarket

Open Saturdays from 8am-3pm year round and Wednesdays from 8am-3pm April through December. Located on Greenwich Street between Chambers and Duane.


Vacancy Alert

Amanzi Tea at 166 Chambers St. has closed.


As always, thank you for being on the lookout and please continue to send any changes you come across to